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1914-2014: Echoes of the Great War

Marking the centenary of World War One, experts discuss the legacy of the conflict that changed faith and society in the West.

De Mattei answers dissident leader of Franciscans of the Immaculate

The ultimate criteria of judgment for a Catholic must be the one of the Church: to love and hate what the Church loves and hates: loving the truth in all of its uniqueness and integrity and hating error in all of its multiplicity of expressions. Orthodoxy and heterodoxy remain the final measure of judgment which Christian Reason must be subject to.

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Jesus Wept Over Jerusalem: What is the Jerusalem of Today?

Kreuzigung-Jesu-Christi-Golgota-226x300(Rome) Some thoughts by he famous historian Roberto de Mattei on Good Friday. From the site “Dominus flevit” on the Mount of Olives, where Jesus  saw Jerusalem and wept over it as He was preparing a triumphal entry, from this very place   Roberto de Mattei  attempts this  Good Friday to present his view of the world and especially the Church  today. leggi tutto

Roberto de Mattei: The Unspoken history of Vatican II

An interesting video (in English with Polish translation), with serious reflections on the Second Vatican Council by Prof. Roberto de Mattei should be carefully studied by Catholics. Your understanding of the Council will be deeply enriched by this address. leggi tutto

Franciscans of the Immaculate as Lorenzo Ricci’s Jesuits: “let them be as they are, or not at all”

lorenzo-ricci-sj(by Roberto de Mattei) “Sint ut sunt aut non sint” (let them be as they are, or not at all) is a sentence that according to some historians was pronounced by the General of the Jesuits, Lorenzo Ricci, when faced with the plan of “reforming” the Company of Jesus, to adapt itself to the demands of the world. It was in the second half of the XVIII century and the Jesuits represented the bulwark against the attacks from enemies both inside and outside who were crushed. The enemies outside were led by the enlightened “parti philosophique”, and those inside which were indented by heretical currents (Gallicanism, Jurisdictionalism, Royalism and Febronianism) thought they were capable of bending the Church to the will of the absolute States. leggi tutto

Lex dubia non obligat

Ordine-dei-Francescani-dellImmacolata(by Roberto de Mattei) The “case” of the Franciscans of the Immaculate re-proposes a question of canonical order, both moral and spiritual, which often surfaced and at times “exploded” in the post-conciliar years: the problem of obedience to an unjust law. A law may be unjust not only when it violates the divine and natural law, but also when it violates an ecclesiastical law of greater importance. This is the case with the Decree dated July 11th 2013, by which the Congregation for the Institutes of consecrated life established the “commissioning” of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. leggi tutto

The Law on Homophobia: a threat to freedom of speech

freedom of speech(By Roberto de Mattei Translation via Rorate’s Italian contributor Francesca Romana:)

“I’m all for freedom of speech…….as long as they keep their mouths shut!”

In the countries where “pseudo homosexual  marriage” has been enforced, it was generally preceded by two laws which accompany it: the recognition of the rights of gay couples and the introduction of the crime of “homophobia.” leggi tutto